We are on the first week of an extended trip. The next couple weeks we will be in the Dallas area. We are balancing school, exploring and my work schedule...oh and dad's work times. There are some fun things to do around Dallas, but we really are getting bored with nature/science museums. So I am taking it easy with the kids on what we visit. Trying to make wherever we go a more unique experience we haven't done yet. Here is the curriculum suitcase getting unpacked. I planned out all their schoolwork for the next 8 weeks, and made sure to have all worksheets, workbooks and books/project stuff with us.
Brayden is still working his way through the presidents. Joey seems to be enjoying reading the Percy Jackson books right now. I had to take Brayden back to reading Magic Tree House books for his comprehension activities. He was struggling a bit in the higher chapter books I had picked for his age level. No big deal though.
Lydia and Caty joined in with our local group to share poems with each other through the mail. We bought the original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and watched it with the kids this week. Lydia wanted to write a poem about candy. So I helped her put her thoughts on paper. Then I copied the poem for her to mail to the group. We also mailed about a huge pile of post cards to our friends from Oklahoma and a few from Texas.
Today we are chilling out. I am working and then we are going to see Paddington the Bear movie. The kids are all excited about that. I will have to admit, I am too. Lydia and I went to Barnes and Noble for some poetry books. We found some cute ones so the boys can join us also. We are going to try and sit and read them together once a week.
Tomorrow we getting to visit some relatives that live near here and go to the Fort Worth Zoo. Then on Sunday we are making a road trip to San Antonio. We are very excited.
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